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Surgery

Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures such as joint replacement.

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Surgery center in Tallahassee, Florida

We know surgery is not an easy decision to make, which is why our team of specialists is here for you every step of the way.

At HCA Florida Capital Hospital, our surgical program is dedicated to improving your quality of life. Our surgeons, specialists, nurses and team members work together to deliver high-quality compassionate care. We're focused on keeping you comfortable and safe — from pre-admission to recovery.

Our surgical treatments and services

We offer access to surgeons in a variety of medical specialties. They use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to help you get back to your daily activities quickly.

Bariatric surgery

Our Bariatric Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). We offer patients the following weight loss surgery options:

  • Adjustable gastric banding
  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy

Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery

When medication, lifestyle changes and nonsurgical treatments don't resolve a cardiac condition, you can trust our cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons to provide highly skilled care.

Some of the most common heart, vascular and thoracic procedures we perform include:

  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
  • Heart catheterization
  • Heart arrhythmia treatment
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump insertion
  • Stent placement
  • Thoracoscopic lung biopsy
  • Valve repair and replacement

General surgery

Our surgeons are skilled at performing all general surgical procedures. We use minimally invasive techniques to perform many of these procedures, including gallbladder removals and hernia repairs.

Orthopedic surgery

Our orthopedic care program provides treatment for bone, joint and muscle conditions. When medication and physical therapy are not effective treatment options, surgery may be necessary. Our program has received The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for excellence in total knee replacement, total hip replacement and spine surgery. We've also received the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award from Healthgrades.

Surgical oncology

We are proud to be a Community Cancer Program designated by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. We have also partnered with Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute to provide patients with high-quality, comprehensive cancer care.

Some of the most common surgeries we perform to treat cancer include:

  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Gynecologic cancer surgery
  • Lung biopsies

Urologic surgery

Sometimes, surgery is necessary to treat conditions affecting the urinary system. Our urologists perform a range of urologic procedures, from kidney removal surgery to prostate surgery, to restore your health.

Rehabilitation after surgery

We offer outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation programs to patients recovering from surgery. Our programs use physical therapy, occupational therapy and nutritional education to help you make a complete recovery and return to your active lifestyle.

Minimally invasive surgery

We are proud to offer access to minimally invasive surgery for a variety of health conditions.

The difference between traditional and minimally invasive surgery

Traditional surgery requires large incisions so the surgeon can visualize and operate on the surgical site. However, minimally invasive techniques, such as robotic or laparoscopic surgery, allow the surgeon to use special surgical instruments, including a high-definition camera, to operate through only a few small incisions.


Benefits of minimally invasive surgery

When the patient and physician agree that minimally invasive surgery is the best option, it offers many benefits to patients, including:

  • Faster recovery times
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Smaller incisions

Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery involves the use of specialized instruments and a camera, called a laparoscope. The surgeon makes very small incisions and when the instruments are inserted, a magnified view of the surgical site is displayed on a monitor near the surgeon. This high-definition view allows the surgeon to operate with great accuracy.


Robot-assisted surgery

Robotic technology allows surgeons extreme precision during surgery. Each robotic system is different, but most offer enhanced views of the surgical site, better control of surgical instruments and a greater range of motion. These benefits, combined with the tiny incisions, create an optimal surgical experience for patients and surgeons.

Our surgeons often use robotic surgery for gynecologic, orthopedic, spine and urologic procedures.


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